toyota hilux 3.0 liter turbo diesel

Submitted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:20
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any on going problems with these models,if so what are they.
what is the fuel economy in the city and on the highway
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Reply By: Twinkles - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 11:32

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 11:32
I've have a Hilux, SR5 3 ltr turbo, 2000 model. Love the car. The only thing I don't like is the IFS for off road use. Has been reliable. 185,000km so far. I've replaced the suspension. Mine gets a hard time off road.
Fuel economy is about 10 km/ltr town and country, but goes up noticeably with towing my camper and speeds over 100km/hr.
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Reply By: oh yeah - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 13:24

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 13:24
thanks. do you kown if the diffs can handle lockers. if anyone else can help,that will be great
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Reply By: gbc - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 13:26

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 13:26
diffs handle lockers fine.
Same as cruiser diffs -: High pinion, so no hill climbing races or heavy reverse snatching and you'll be fine.
I've had a front auto locker in this model for 130000 kms with no issues at all.

C.J.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 13:32

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 13:32
2005 SR5 TD Dual Cab, 20,000km down, average around 9.6L / 100KM with an Automatic Transmission. I believe the manual averages around 8.5L / 100KM. No problems, awesome vehicle, modified with ROH 17" Wheels and Cooper Treads, handles very well, although has a slippery arse end in the wet.
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Reply By: oh yeah - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 16:24

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 16:24
Thanks for info. on fuel economy. Just want to know more about how strong is the engine, turbo and running gear.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 17:16

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 17:16
As I understand it the Turbo , running gear etc all have an excellent reputation for reliability and strength. Why are you asking this question..?
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Follow Up By: oh yeah - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:46

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:46
Looking at buying one and after a reliable ute that will not give me trouble in the future
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 17:45

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 17:45
The surf has the same 1KZ-TE engine as the 3.0L Td hilux (the older not the brand new common rail).

Mines 11 years old, 150k and I love it. The engines easy to work on, plenty of power and not tooooo bad on fuel. I'm also running mine on 100% biodiesel with no problems too, so that's worth taking a note of with the current fuel prices.
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Reply By: extfilm - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:51

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:51
Hey, I have a late 03 toyota hilux although not turbo and it has just clicked 100 000ks on sunday, it has been great through the centre. Including the Gunbarrel and the simpson plus numerous trips on Stockton beach.

At 80 000k the layshaft bearing in the gearbox broke and was without the ute for almost a month. The machine was not even 2 years old...... toyota fixed it under warranty.

I have never been rough on the car as I always knew I was to sell the ute at 100k. never the less I was not impressed as these machines are supposed to be "Unbreakable"

Anyway I ordered a new Nivara yesterday...
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